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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a specific question relating to your health, you should discuss this with your GP. 

The COVID-19 Vaccination program began in February 2021 in Australia. As the program rolls out, information is changing frequently. A good source of up to date information and resources is the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS). Here is a link to their COVID-19 vaccines FAQ page: 

https://www.ncirs.org.au/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-frequently-asked-questions

What is the latest advice about COVID-19 vaccines? 

On 1 October 2021, the federal Minister for Health & Aged Care announced that patients over 60 years old will be able to access any CVOID-19 vaccination available. 

 This means: 

  • people aged 18+ can access any COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna and Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)); and 

  • people aged 12+ can access the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. 

  • children aged 5-11 can access the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. 

When can I get my booster dose? 

Booster doses are now recommended for all individuals aged 16+ three months after the 2nd dose of the primary course of vaccination. Pfizer is recommended as a booster regardless of the type of vaccine initially received.